It was reported over 20 years ago that there were distinct age-specific patterns of Hodgkin's disease incidence in countries with different levels of economic development, and that there was an inverse relationship between the incidence of Hodgkin's disease in children and young adults within countries.
Such observations were important, leading to hypotheses on the possibly infectious aetiology of the disease.
Since the initial report, diverging trends in the incidence of Hodgkin's disease in children and young adults have been observed, and data from a much larger number of countries and cancer registries have become available.
This led us to reassess international age-related incidence patterns of Hodgkin's disease occurrence.
Recent data show distinct differences in age-specific Hodgkin's disease incidence patterns in different geographic regions.
In general, the United States (US) and European countries had the pattern of low childhood rates and high young adulthood rates.
However, countries which are not part of the European Union (EU), mainly Baltic states and countries of central and eastern Europe, showed a variant of this pattern : similarly high young adult rates, but rates in children higher than those in the US and EU.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hodgkin maladie, Adulte jeune, Homme, Enfant, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Echelon international, Spécificité, Age, Sexe, Etude statistique, Hémopathie maligne, Lymphoprolifératif syndrome, Lymphome
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hodgkin disease, Young adult, Human, Child, Epidemiology, Incidence, International scope, Specificity, Age, Sex, Statistical study, Malignant hemopathy, Lymphoproliferative syndrome, Lymphoma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0271926
Code Inist : 002B19B. Création : 01/03/1996.